Fairs and festivals

January 11, 2018 - 6:10 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The youngest of three Maine chefs has taken first place in the inaugural Augusta Agricultural Trades Show gourmet grilled cheese sandwich contest. The "get Real. get Maine." cooking contest took place Wednesday, with 10-year-old Jade Eastman taking the top prize with her...
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November 26, 2017 - 3:34 pm
MILAN (AP) — A record number of visitors attended the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale contemporary art show that put political engagement at the center of artistic dialogue. The Biennale closed its six-month run Sunday with more than 615,000 visitors, up by nearly a quarter from 500,000 two...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, after he had begun his career in the Senate. Menz's allegation comes days after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)
November 20, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator. Lindsay Menz told CNN last...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says there's a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken. White House press secretary Sarah...
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November 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Health officials in Maryland are investigating an outbreak of the stomach flu among people who attended a food festival. Officials say 145 reported cases of the illness could be connected to the outbreak, which occurred at the "Shell Shocked" beer and oyster festival at Fager...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. Stewart, John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Conan O'Brien and Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at the annual fundraiser for the Bob Woodruff Foundation on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 12:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some top comedians — including John Oliver, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah and Conan O'Brien — helped raise money for military veterans Tuesday night at a raucous event at Madison Square Garden in which many of the best barbs were hurled at the current commander in chief. "It's a strange...
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Museum employees walking through the exhibition 'Gurlitt : Status Report' in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Bundeskunsthalle museum is presenting some 250 art works from the 1,500-piece collection hoarded for decades by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including pieces likely looted from Jewish owners under Nazi rule. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)
November 02, 2017 - 12:42 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Some 250 art works that a reclusive collector hid from the world for decades, including pieces likely looted from Jewish owners under Nazi rule, are going on show at a German museum. The paintings being shown starting Thursday at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle — including works by...
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October 26, 2017 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Movie director Ava DuVernay and the creators behind Sesame Street's first Muppet on the autism spectrum have been awarded the Smithsonian magazine's American Ingenuity Awards. The recipients of the 6th annual award were announced Thursday morning. The award honors recipients in...
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In this Oct. 14, 2017 photo protesters scuffle with stewards during a reading and discussion with Bjoern Hoecke, the head of the nationalist AfD's faction in the Thuringia state legislature at the the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 12:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Police say a heated clash between left-wing and right-wing groups at the Frankfurt Book Fair has resulted in three arrests. Frankfurt police said the confrontation happened late Saturday at an event organized by German 'new right' publishing company Antaois involved about 400 people...
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A young boy attempts to shove a turkey off a downtown tin roof on the Yellville square during the opening day of the 72nd Annual Turkey Trot Festival, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Yellville, Ark. During the first few hours of the festival, a few turkeys were released from downtown buildings with no sightings of the controversial figure known as the "phantom pilot," who in years past dropped turkeys from a plane. (Josh Dooley/The Baxter Bulletin via AP)
October 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — To some it's an Ozark Mountain Mardi Gras that includes live turkeys being dropped from a low-flying plane to an eager crowd below. To others, it's just animal abuse. The 72nd Yellville Turkey Trot opened Friday with questions over whether the turkey drop portion would...
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